I'm almost done with the bottom section of the Jenny Bean Sampler from Scarlet Letter. I got bored filling in the cloud, so I jumped up to the verse. It's both over one and two. My poor guy got his much needed face lift. Aren't they a handsome pair?
I also pulled out the 1820 Ann Hicks Sampler. I was gung ho about this sampler initially, but I quickly lost my enthusiasm. The colors don't do much for me and there is a color change every couple of stitches. I'm not a big fan of that either. There's only two ways to stitch a design like that, re-thread your needle constantly or keep multiple needles threaded. What do you do? I am going to finish her though because I just can't stand having unfinished samplers, and it would be a waste of a nice piece of linen. Oh, another thing that really bugs me about this sampler is the color of the apples. Pink? Really? I should have changed them for sure.
Awhile back someone emailed me wanting to know where I got the wooden folk art birds. I had no idea, but recently saw them at Cohasett Colonials. They are exactly like mine.
Like much of the world, I am excited about the upcoming wedding of Will and Kate. Being a self proclaimed Anglophile, this is the icing on the cake, no pun intended, ha! I clearly remember getting up very, very early thirty years ago to watch Prince Charles and Lady Diana wed. I'll be doing the same thing on Friday, but I'll lose two more hours of sleep since I'm in a different time zone these days. I would love to be one of those people lining the streets for a glimpse of the couple, but I'll settle for having my cup of tea and scones from the comfort of my sofa. I need to look for an outrageously large hat to match my jammies. I wouldn't want to be under dressed. I have visited Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Here are a couple of pages from my scrapbook.
Yes, that is me all bundled up with the red gloves. It was freezing cold that day. Last week, I was inspired to hang out in the craft room and collage this UK themed printer's tray. You can see in here.
Hi, I'm Tanya. Our home is shared with three Bostons named Rhubarb, Scarlett, and Henry. It's never a dull moment with 12 little paws underfoot. I am passionate about stitching samplers, and I love sharing that passion with like-minded people. I also enjoy antiquing and decorating our house with my finds.